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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Epigrams
By Mason A. Freeman, Jr.
 
The Poet
      UP leaped the lark in flight,
      And saw the dawn
      Singing above the night.
 
The Untrammelled
      Only the wind is free—
      He shapes at will        5
      The sea’s plasticity.
 
The Beggar
      The tulip lifts its bowl
      Toward sun and cloud
      To ask its daily dole.
 
Weeping-willow
      Is it a maid I see
        10
      With hair unbound,
      Or a weeping-willow tree?
 
The Lotus
      The lotus dreams that she
      May root in mud,
      Yet steal off with the bee.        15
 
On a Cameo
      This image on a ring
      Is all that lives
      Of what was once a king.
 
Late Mourning
      Plum petals fall like tears
      Upon a grave        20
      Neglected now for years.
 
Recognition
      What seek you from the sky?
      Long since
      The noisy geese flew by.
 
The Prophetess
      For years the earth has known
        25
      Impending fate
      Each time the dead moon shone.
 
 
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